Family : Rosaceae
Class : Climbing Rose, Hybrid Tea
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Peter Thompson
Grandiflora Climber created in France in 1976 by Marie-Louise Meilland.
It is a sport of ‘Sonia’ (MEIhelvet), a Hybrid Tea of Meilland of 1970, created as a cut rose for florists, but which later had enormous success in gardens.
Numerous pink petals, very perfumed.
It is the best-selling rose of the 20th century.
Variety denomination : MEIhelvetsar
Sport of ‘Sonia’
Parentage of ‘Sonia’ :
Seed : ‘Zambra’
Pollen : ‘Baccará’ × ‘White Knight’
Awards (‘Sonia’) :
1999 - Nebraska State Rose Society : Court of Show / Honor
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